Lost in the Echo

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Lost in the Echo
Lost in the Echo.jpg
Album Living Things
Released October 19, 2012
Length 3:23
Genre Alternative
Label Warner Bros.
Tempo (BPM) 120 BPM
Key A minor
Producer Rick Rubin
Mike Shinoda
Website lostintheecho.com
Live 2012 - present
Previous Single Burn It Down
Next Single Castle of Glass

Lost in the Echo is the second single by Linkin Park, from their fifth studio debut album Living Things, releasing it on October 19, 2012. A lyric video for this song is released on June 29, 2012. Its working title was known as "Holding Company".

Releases[edit]

Descriptions[edit]

Album opener, "Lost in the Echo" starts big and stays big, instead of Linkin Park’s tried-and-true pattern of beginning quietly then exploding into cacophony. Shinoda raps from the start, then vocalist Chester Bennington comes in, his vocals surrounded by echo on the propulsive track. The song signals, as Shinoda pointed out at the end, that as much as the band was looking forward, it also took some of its cues from the ‘80s. Lyrically, the theme the pervades the song-- and the album--is a sense of disillusion and disappointment. “In these promises broken, deep below. Each word gets lost in the echo,” Bennington sings.[1]

"Lost in the Echo" featured a staccato guitar attack, tribal drums, crystalline keys and some brutal screams, but it also interweaved contemporary sub-bass boom and clangy industrial effects. [2]

Live Info[edit]

"Lost in the Echo" was played live at the North Hollywood, CA show and has been played during all shows since, it is also usually played with an extended intro known as the "Echo Intro".

Single[edit]

After the first single "Burn it Down" got released on April 16, 2012, it was set to be released on July 23, 2012, but was pushed to be released on October 19, 2012.

Music Video[edit]

Main article; Lost in the Echo (video)

On July 1 and 2, 2012, the band shot the video for the song. The video was shot in Detroit, Michigan. Rapper Gino the Ghost and models Carly Francavilla and Melanie Boria are the cast in the video. A lyric video was released to YouTube on June 29, and it featured an unknown band member falling into a bog of grass, dirt, and seaweed.

The official music video for this single got premiered on Linkin Park's Lost in the Echo official website in August 29, 2012. Mike Shinoda stated that the video is interactive. An non-interactive video is released on September 4, 2012 on the band's official YouTube account, linkinparktv.

Track Listing[edit]

Digital single
Title Writer(s) Length
Lost in the Echo Linkin Park 3:25
Lost in the Echo (KillSonik Remix) 5:09
Promotional Radio CD Single
Lost in the Echo Writer(s) Length
Album Version Linkin Park 3:27
Instrumental Version 3:25
CD Maxi * iTunes UK Single
Title Writer(s) Length
Lost in the Echo Linkin Park 3:25
Lost in the Echo (KillSonik Remix) 5:09
Lost in the Echo (KillSonik Remix) (Edit) 3:30

Lyrics[edit]

[Mike]:
Yeah

Yo

You were that / foundation
Never gonna be another one no
I followed / so taken
So conditioned I could never let go
Then sorrow / then sickness
Then the shock when you flip it on me
So hollow / so vicious
So afraid I couldn’t let myself see
That I could never be held
Back or up no / I hold myself
Check the rep / yep you know mine well
Forget the rest / let them know mine well
There and back / yet my soul ain’t sell
Kept respect up / the best the fell
Let the rest be the tale they tell
That I was there saying…

[Chester Bennington]:
In these promises broken / deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie / I can see through
This time I finally let you go

Go
Go . .

[Mike]:
Test my will / test my heart
Let me tell you how the odds gonna stack up
Ya’ll go hard / I go smart
How’s that working out for y’all in the back, huh?
I’ve seen that frustration
Been crossed and lost and told no
And I’ve come back / unshaken
Let down and lived and let go
So you can let it be know
I don’t hold back I hold my own
I can’t be mapped / I can’t be cloned
I can’t C-flat / it ain’t my tone
I can’t fall back I came too far
Hold myself up and love my scars
Let the bells ring wherever they are
‘cause I was there saying…

[Chester Bennington]:
In these promises broken / deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie / I can see through
This time I finally let you Go!

Go!
Go!
Go!
Go!

[Mike]:
No / you can tell ‘em all now
I don’t back up / I don’t back down
I don’t fold up and I don’t bow
I don’t roll over / don’t know how
I don’t care where the enemies are
Can’t be stopped / all I know / go hard
Won’t forget how I got this far
For every time saying…

[Chester Bennington]:
In these promises broken / deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie / I can see through
This time I finally let you

Go!
Go
Go!
Go
Go . . !
Go . .
Go!
Go
Go!
Go
Go!
Go
Go . . !
Go . .

References[edit]

  1. In the studio with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda for new album 'Living Things' http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-beat-goes-on/posts/in-the-studio-with-linkin-parks-mike-shinoda-for-new-album-living-things
  2. Linkin Park Open Up About Hybrid Vibe of June Album http://www.spin.com/articles/linkin-park-open-about-hybrid-vibe-june-album
Living Things
Songs Lost in the Echo, In My Remains, Burn It Down, Lies Greed Misery, I'll Be Gone, Castle of Glass, Victimized, Roads Untraveled, Skin to Bone, Until It Breaks, Tinfoil, Powerless
Japanese Bonus Track What I've Done (Live)
People Involved Linkin Park, Rick Rubin, Owen Pallett